Summer Solstice in the Enchanted Forrest, June 21, 2012

Walking along the Artist's Trail at the Carpinteria Bluffs where I've painted many a time, I happened upon this old Eucalyptus Tree; greeting me with open limbs, pleading for a sip of my coffee. I'd never entertained this thought before, nor happened upon an animated tree man with such a soft low voice. So,  I decided not only to give him a sip of my libation, but I left him with my whole thermos. 

Walking on down the trail I could hear the sounds of gulping satisfaction from this well rooted behemoth.